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Jun 21 cracked commented on The Great White Dope.
@24 .... whether you think she's crazy or not....
Jun 21 cracked commented on The Great White Dope.
@23 Thanks for your comment. I haven't had time to engage with this much, but I do know that both biologists and sociologists are very clear about race being a man-made construct. Now we are going to go back to talking about quadroons and octaroons and mulatos. I'm not so clear that this is progress, and I'm sure the white racists are digging it. Blurring the boundaries has been very disturbing to them.
Jun 18 cracked commented on One Way to Stop Israel from "Pinkwashing".
@33 These aren't two competing political parties. Actually, Israel is a military occupying force controlling main lines of commerce and giving pieces of land from the occupied people as a reward to some of their own citizens in return for political support for the policy The whole thing is easily analysed as a military occupation and annexation, which is why Israel, the country, can't put the thing behind them. The only way to succeed with this kind of occupation/annexation is to either absorb the annexed peoples or ethnically cleanse them. Israel can't accept the first option, and the criminal second option just looks bad in the aftermath of what happened in World War II.
Jun 18 cracked commented on One Way to Stop Israel from "Pinkwashing".
Uh, Dan, isn't this the exact reasoning that had you supporting the Iraq war? Maybe you should revisit the narrow thinking that took you down that road.

People X mistreats LGBT people so it is ok for People Y to mistreat People X and steal their property and homes, while keeping a huge percentage of People X in military occupation conditions of geographic isolation, under collective punishment and cut of from life necessities, in violation of many international laws created in response to the horrors of World War II. How is this different from your support back then of Thomas Friedman like fantasies about how we were going to teach a lesson to the whole the Arab world: "going house to house with guns in Basra, saying 'suck on this.'"?

Dan, I don't think you learned a damn thing about what was wrong with your support for the Iraq war. You just caught on that huge numbers of people thought you were massively ignorant and completely misguided, so you just stopped talking about it, without ever understanding what was wrong. I won't bother defending you on that anymore after this. Sheesh.
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Jun 10 cracked commented on Lawyer Says Olympia Cop Shot the Two Unarmed Black Males "In the Back Multiple Times," Although Investigators Disagree.
#32 PS If your friends are volunteering at schools with multiple misdemeanor assault convictions,then they lied on their volunteer forms.
Jun 10 cracked commented on Lawyer Says Olympia Cop Shot the Two Unarmed Black Males "In the Back Multiple Times," Although Investigators Disagree.
#32 You are simply ignorant and no nothing about school or little league volunteering, their forms, or the kind of background they ask about or checks they do. You are just pulling it out of your nether region.

And you are profoundly ignorant about the effect many kinds of misdemeanor convictions can have on eligibility for certain jobs or professions.

I hope no one believes anything you say here, because pleading guilty to a misdemeanor because someone like you says "its no big deal these days," could lead to a domino effect of bad shit for that person's life.

I guarantee you that the prosecutors in those jurisdictions are not telling the judges its no big deal. Hell, go watch this week's "Last Week Tonight" on bail and you will see how badly your Sheriff pals and their court allies are fucking up people's lives over misdemeanors.
Jun 8 cracked commented on Lawyer Says Olympia Cop Shot the Two Unarmed Black Males "In the Back Multiple Times," Although Investigators Disagree.
@24 While I expect I agree with your overall views on this, it is common in Washington for misdemeanor suspects to be arrested and held on bail. The days when a misdemeaner was always a "minor" crime are long gone. Many misdemeanors allow sentences up to one year, and almost any conviction can really screw up a life, especially that of a young person. That is why that football player was willing to plead to persistent public disorder rather than DV assault, both misdemeanors. DV assault would automatically bar a person in WA from volunteering at their kid's school or little league team.
May 15 cracked commented on Bill Bryant, Who Backed Bringing Shell's Arctic Drilling Fleet to Seattle, Announces Run for Governor.
Look, they wouldn't have power and wealth if God didn't want it that way. Learn some acceptance people!
May 13 cracked commented on After Epic Meeting Port of Seattle Makes Two Decisions, Neither of Which Stop Shell Right Now.
That is to say, does Seattle have any apparatus to enforce any laws or regulations related to Shell here, and if so, does anyone have the guts to use it?
May 13 cracked commented on After Epic Meeting Port of Seattle Makes Two Decisions, Neither of Which Stop Shell Right Now.
This is will someday be considered a historic moment, foreshadowing the TPP allowing international corporations (and aren't most of them thesedays) to blatantly run roughshod over state and local laws and regulations, AND a chance for big energy to see if anyone can do anything to stop them from doing whatever the hell they want to accelerate their efforts to turn all existent hydro carbons into cash and power before things get so bad that even the bought and paid for state and national party leaders can't stop a revolt. Shell is loving this.

Although I see it as somewhat positive that many local level mainstream Democrats seem to see global warming as a dire threat, and want to do something about it - if they can do so without sticking their necks out too far. This is probably a also test case for big carbon on whether to respond to local revolt with disdain or money.
 

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